Jesus! it's still some time away from their formal presidential campaign and I'm already disgusted by the Clinton sleaze.
"We are careening from crisis to crisis instead of having a plan, bringing people to that plan, focusing on common-sense solutions and being relentless in driving toward them," says Hillary.
"When people sneeringly say, 'McAuliffe is a dealmaker,' I say, 'Oh, if we only had one in Washington during that shutdown,'" says Bill. Also, "This economic thing, it’s terrible. Median family income ... is lower than it was the day I left office.... We need somebody who wants to do something about it."
The quotes are from a Washington Post story--"the Clintons' ... implicit rebuke of the Obama years"--saturated in ironic awareness. Here they now stand, having presided over America's second worst era of political polarization, belittling Hillary's former boss for failing to embrace compromise and fumbling negotiations with GOP gangsters.
As noted, WaPo characterizes the belittlement as "implicit." It seems more jackhammered to me.
I understand Hillary's present need to offer some "hope" and "change," or the hope for change. She needs an angle. And were there even the faintest element of ingenuousness in her and her husband's offerings, I'd overlook them as mostly standard-issue political horseshit. But for them to suggest that Barack Obama owns any responsibility for our chronic polarization is an inexcusably, unendurably dishonest display of nothing but cheap hackery.
Three years of this? Run, Ted, run. We need the comic distraction.